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Subtitles: A Useful Tool in Second Language Aquisition

Subtitles: A Useful Tool in Second Language Aquisition

  Europe is a continent of many languages. Whether it is the European Union’s constant strive to teach multilingualism or individual European countries’ need to engage in multilingual environments, it is clear that speaking more than one’s native language is a must for Europeans. Being bilingual has many benefits for one’s health, such as better memory, stronger…

In an age of long lives, living well matters.

In an age of long lives, living well matters.

  As civilization moves forward in its ever-hurried pursuit of technological advancement it is important to remember that there are other sides of human existence which matter, and should not be allowed to wither. When looking at the number of years most of us will spend on the planet, they add up to quite a lot, especially compared to how long our ancestors were expected to live. However,…

Political Mislabels

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Hypocrisy, false labels, can create slogans, but no poems; propaganda, but not life: there are no roots, there are no realities to nurture creative work Pablo Antonio Cuadra (1912-2002) Nicaraguan poet, essayist and critic The Left hijacked the label “Liberal.” Yet they favor an empowered government and diminished rights for individuals. Is it liberal to hamper free speech on…

Homeschooling: A Right to Choose

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Homeschooling: A Right to Choose

There are countries around the world where people are allowed to choose an alternative to the traditional educational system for their children. This includes the concept of homeschooling. The country perhaps best known for this is the USA. And here, it seems that colleges are quite eager to accept homeschoolers. In fact, some of the best schools in the US are very much seeking students of such…

Essay from Essex: "Getting Older"

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“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”…

The Right to Rock the Cradle: A Lesson in Stability

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The Right to Rock the Cradle:  A Lesson in Stability

  “Blessings on the hand of women!     Fathers, sons, and daughters cry, And the sacred song is mingled     With the worship in the sky — Mingles where no tempest darkens,     Rainbows evermore are hurled; For the hand that rocks the cradle     Is the hand that rules the world.” William Ross…

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

 “The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them.”  Robert Kiyosaki The importance of financial education should not be underestimated. It is critical for young people to learn how to take care of…

The future’s in the garbage patch

The future’s in the garbage patch

  It does not matter to which part of the political spectrum one adheres, what religion they have or how much time they spend outdoors when considering the question of waste management. It is most likely quite clear to everyone that they prefer to breathe fresh air and live in a place that is clean and free from pollution. Unfortunately, there are circles where it has become almost taboo…

Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

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Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

  In a world living life in the “fast lane”, many will find it hard to achieve a balance between career and personal life. Most of one’s youth is spent trying to build themselves up professionally. And most of one’s old age is expected to be spent reaping the fruits of earlier labor. Yet, might there be more to the equation? We know the impact which diet has on our…

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